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  1. Second Generation MINI Cooper S
    Hi, I’m new to the forum and I’m happy to be here! I’ve always wanted a Mini Cooper and was very excited when I finally got a 2009 Mini Cooper S last year. I drove the car for three months and ran into an issue. The engine had a crack intake valve. Not wanting to do an engine swap, I decided to...
  2. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hey guys, got a bit of a weird one for ya. Two days ago I came home from a 50mi trip, and when I put Letty in park the red oil lamp started flashing and bonging (you know the sound) at me as if the world was on fire. I let her cool down and then checked the dipstick, which read a bit above the...
  3. Second Generation MINI Cooper
    Hello All! I have a Mini R56 1.6 Cooper 56 plate; I have had the car for about five years and have sorted all the common issues with this generation of mini; the car has 94,000 miles, and since I last serviced it, it has been running fine until now. The recent problem I've been having is the...
  4. General Discussion
    ~Warning, long post! - Please forgive my "plain language" descriptions of mechanical things, I'm not well versed in that area yet, though I am learning~ Hello everybody! Hope you're all doing well out there. Last week Letty and I had our 20,000-mile anniversary, and I thought it would be a good...
  5. Second Generation MINI Tuning
    Hi Mini Gurus I'm about to remove the engine from my 2008 R56 Cooper S to replace a rear seal which has corkscrewed out. Planning on doing the timing chain, tensioner, guides, etc plus the front seal. Would you recommend anything else while the engine is on the stand. Plus are there any tricks...
  6. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hello all, I posted a while back about my 07 Cooper who was revving by herself during cold starts with a lovely check engine light. Was told it was first the solenoids which were cleaned and then it was the potentially the timing chain (which I had replaced at MINI dealership last year) so was...
  7. MINI2 Classifieds
    Thought i'd ask here first. i'm UK based, North of Cambridge if anyone happens to be local or not?? Mine got "chunked" in the door when the glue gave way recently (I doubt it's fixable) Anyone breaking & got this part please? If so how much? Not to be sent by Hermes (who suck proverbial @rse)...
  8. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    2006 Mini Cooper, R56 few months back on, checked at local garage for fault codes and followings were displayed: 283D 2845 27D7 Following has been carried out: Exhaust vanos solenoid removed&cleaned (gauze filter had a blockage), light came back after a week of driving Replaced exhaust cam...
  9. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hello everyone, I have a 2007 R56 Mini Cooper - recently the old girl has begun to rev on her own during cold starts, only going from roughly 900RPM to 1900RPM, sometimes creeping about the 2000RPM mark. This is also accompanied by EML with the code reading P0012. The car is booked in to be...
  10. Second Generation MINI Cooper
    Hi All, Appreciate if someone can help. I replaced a cracked thermostat on my R56 2007 Cooper. Upon starting I get violent vibrations on the engine per the clip: I removed the driver side wheel liner, belts seem intact, nothing has been shredded/chewed up. So not sure if it's, the water pump...
  11. General Discussion
    Hi All, I thought this was as good a place as any to start! I'm on the search for my partners old mini, Nigel. A 2011 Cooper SD in Chilli red. Not a week goes by that she doesn't mention how much she misses it, I think it had a lot of sentimental value. Due to unforeseen circumstances she sold...
  12. General Discussion
    Looking for anywhere or anyone who is selling a Mini R56 JCW Body Kit, any recommendations for an aftermarket shop, please?
  13. Second Generation MINI Exterior
    I've recently added some Xenon LED headlight bulbs to my R56 Mini Cooper D and now have error messages on my dash. Been told I need some H4 LED load resistors to fix the issue. I've looked on Ebay/Amazon but was wondering if anyone can recommend a decent brand/site to purchase reliable load...
  14. General Discussion
    Hi, fairly new to the MINI world so I thought I'd ask you guys for some advice 😊 I have a 2009 reg R56 cooper D and, as you all probably know, the standard headlights are pretty rubbish. I've had a look around for replacement brighter bulbs but there's soooo many online and I'm worried about...
  15. Maintenance & MINI Care
    Hello everbody, I have an issue on mini n12 2007 with low oil pressure. I checked all the possible blogs, threads, that exist on this issue with no positive outcome. On cold start the oil pressure is 2,6 bars and gradually falls until it fully warms up, when it reaches about 0,3 bars and starts...
  16. MINI Cooper Diesel
    It's been bugging me for a while now, but I've noticed this symbol marked below is on my dash but doesn't do anything. You can see that there's no phone/Bluetooth option on the menu, so I was wondering if anyone knows if there's a way I can get this to work? Checked YouTube videos and Google...
  17. General Discussion
    Hello. I have a 2011 mini cooper S. It recently broke down and it won't turn on. It turns but it is not getting fuel to start the engine. I took it to the mini dealership and they diagnosed it. They told me that the low pressure fuel pump was the problem. I have replaced: 1. Low pressure fuel...
  18. Second Generation MINI Tuning
    Has anyone done this swap? Just curious to the effects it may have on the engine/performance and such and whether its a good idea or not. Appreciate all replies! Will
  19. Maintenance & MINI Care
    Hello, so I recently bought some of this for my MINI COOPER D and was wondering if anyone else has used it before in their diesel minis? My reason for asking is that the DPF warning light flashes up every time I start the engine but goes out when driving. So I bought some of this to see if it...
  20. Second Generation MINI Exterior
    Will a 2010 jcw boot fit a mini one as i jave broken rear demister so it is cheaper to buy new boot than get window replaced
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